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Both Lefteris Adilinis and Fiona Mullen have spent the best part of the past 20 years closely following and analysing developments on the Cyprus problem. They have unmatchable contacts and insights into the latest perspectives of the Greek Cypriots, the Turkish Cypriots, Turkey, the UN and others in the international community. This allows them to anticipate the next moves of various players and to advise you on how this might affect your business. Laura Le Cornu is a former Government Affairs Analyst at ExxonMobil Upstream division, advising on geopolitical risk and government relations in the Caspian and Turkey where she gained a keen sense of the industry’s needs and concerns in emerging energy markets. As a fluent Turkish-speaker, Le Cornu has a sharp insight into the way Turkish policy-makers think.

Lefteris Adilinis

lefteris.adilinis@stratainsight.com. After ten years with the BBC World Service in London, Adilinis, a Greek national, moved to Cyprus in 2001 and quickly established himself as the leading analyst on political issues in Cyprus, with unparalleled access to politicians and other policy-makers. Having worked with media organisations in Cyprus across the political spectrum, Adilinis has a reputation for balance and objectivity and is frequently consulted by the diplomatic and business community. He is currently editor-at-large for Phileleftheros, the island’s largest selling newspaper and editor-in-chief of the Cyprus Weekly in 2014-17. Previous positions include editor-in-chief of the national daily, Alithia, Political Editor at Politis daily newspaper and Political Correspondent for the TV channel, Sigma.

Laura Le Cornu, Ph.D.

laura.lecornu@stratainsight.com. As former Government Affairs Analyst at ExxonMobil Upstream division advising on geopolitical risk and government relations in the Caspian and Turkey, Le Cornu has a keen sense of the industry’s needs and concerns in emerging energy markets. Having spent 15 years on the ground in Azerbaijan and Turkey, working on energy publications and advising blue-chip companies such as Statoil and Google on emerging political risks, Le Cornu has a wide network of contacts in the region’s energy market. She also spent five years in northern Cyprus working as a programme manager for internationally funded development projects on the island, gaining an in-depth understanding of the key political, economic and security issues in Cyprus as well as Turkey’s role in the region. In 2012-2014, Le Cornu worked as a senior research consultant on hydrocarbon issues with the Norwegian Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) in Cyprus.

Fiona Mullen

fiona.mullen@stratainsight.com, @FionaMullenCY. Mullen is a well established economist and author of several publications who has been providing economic and political analysis for blue-chip companies and governments for over twenty years. She founded Sapienta Economics, an economics consultancy, in 2006. As the author of the Cyprus reports for the Economist Intelligence Unit in 2001-15 and economy adviser to the United Nations Good Offices mission in Cyprus since 2008, Mullen is frequently sought out by the international media for her commentary on the Cyprus economy and the Cyprus problem. Mullen is known and trusted by the business and diplomatic community and has established a wide network of contacts among top businesses and policy-makers.